What better way to spend a Sunday evening than at the cinema with my little sister!
Yesterday I took her to the Sussex Exchange which is a gorgeous venue with an intimate cinema, that seats around 30 people, for top class viewing of films. If you want an amazing film experience then this is the place to go being only five pound more than any chain cinema in your two centre.
We went to see the new Beauty and the Beast because I hadn’t seen it and my little sister loved the film so much that she was more than happy to see it again.
I can truly say I laughed I smiled and I cried through the film and I am so glad I gave it a chance. For somebody who loves the classic animated films Disney makes this was the first live-action film I have seen. I wouldn’t go and see Cinderella or The jungle book because I thought that making films live-action would ruin them.
Everybody knows the story of Beauty and the Beast and if you don’t then where the hell have you been your entire life!! Emma Watson played the part of Belle beautifully and really portrayed an amazing real life character. You cannot fault any of the other cast that were chosen to play the well known characters of Gaston, Cogsworth etc. From the surprise of Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson playing parts to the likes of Dan Stevens and Luke Evans in the main roles it really was the movie for everybody. Josh Gad playing the part of LeFou was totally fitting after his previous role in Frozen as my favourite snowman Olaf.
If you are looking for a family film to see throughout the Easter or just starting the next list of films you want to purchase for home movie nights then this definitely has to be on the list!! This may be a late review of the film but I will end this post with the fact that if my little sister, who doesn’t watch films let alone Disney films, is happy to see this twice then it is certainly one of the hottest films of the year!!
We are so blessed to have so many beautiful country pubs in Sussex and although I have been to quite a few I haven’t even really got started! There is something really relaxing about going out for lunch at a country pub on a summers day when you can sit in a beer garden with the people you love and eat the most delicious and traditional pub grub. My favourite country pub in Sussex is the Royal Oak at Pett. It is such a lovely village pub with a cricket green opposite and is perfect for a lunch time sandwich with your family or friends. I don’t know if it is just me but when it comes to the summer I prefer to be out in the fresh air enjoying the weather rather than being sat inside a restaurant in the evening. I recently went to a country pub called the Ash Tree Inn for lunch with two of my very good friends and it really cheered me up because as we were waiting for our food to arrive, the local hunt rode past and actually stopped for drinks at the pub. The food at the pub was delicious although I did have a cheese overload with Camembert starter and macaroni cheese main ( thank you Shannon for ordering me a starter). My new saying lately is ‘Do What You Love’, when it comes to tackling anxiety and depression frequently and trying to please everybody but yourself, you don’t do anything that makes you happy and that you enjoy doing. One of my favourite things to do is spend time with my family and friends. Another of my favourite things is to go out to country pubs for lunch so I just combine the two. There are so many lovely country pubs around the whole of the country and although I am only blessed with the ones in Sussex most of the time, why don’t you go out and find a country pub for lunch. I can guarantee you won’t be 100% disappointed with your decision. Below is a list of some of my favourite country pubs around East Sussex.
The Queens Head – Icklesham
The Royal Oak – Pett
The Cricketers Arms – Alfriston
The Ash Tree Inn – Ashburnham
The Six Bells Inn – Chiddingly
The Barley Mow Selmeston
The Swann Inn – Dallington
The Lamb Inn – Hooe
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Today my sister and I have experimented with a smore cookie recipe which I came up with the other day when I wanted a different way to make smores. I thought I would share the recipe with you to give you a chance to make them yourself.
325g self-raising flour
250g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
200g milk chocolate
100g mini marshmallows
1 large egg
Dash of milk
1. Line two baking trays with grease proof paper
2. Cream the butter and sugar together Until they are smooth
3. Add in the large egg and mix
4. Gradually add the flour into the mixture and if the mixture is to stiff this is the time to add your dash of milk
5. Add in your marshmallows and chocolate and mix well
6. Make a ball with the dough wrap it in cling film and then rest in the fridge for one hour this is the time you can preheat your oven to 180 degrees/ gas mark 4 as well
7. Take the mixture out of the fridge and split it into 12 big cookies or 22 smaller cookies
8. Bake the mixture in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
9. Allow the cookies to cool for about half an hour
10. Serve with a glass of milk
As you can see our cookies stuck together which didn’t make the final product look as good as I wanted them too but they tasted sooo good and with more practice hopefully they will start turning out better.
Have a go at baking these cookies yourself and tweet me your picture using the #Worthlessbakes
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So last Tuesday was pancake day which meant for me pancake week!!! No it isn’t because I am greedy it is because it means I end up making about four or five different batches of pancakes with four or five different sets of people.
This week I have had two lots of American pancakes and three lots of English pancakes and I can tell you I won’t miss them for another year.
As lent has started as well I have had to find some different toppings other than Nutella as I have given up chocolate, sweets, biscuits, Nutella and crisps. What is your favourite topping on a pancake?
On official pancake day I was with my grandparents where I had to have nutella as a topping.
Then on Thursday we had our scouts and Cubs making pancakes. Out Scouts made their pancakes on the fire outside with our special pancake pan! whilst our Cubs cooked on gas cookers inside and I have never seen so many toppings on one pancake!
Yesterday I had pancakes with my guides who had to make one batch without a recipe and one batch with a recipe for their pancake badge. One of my girls decided cheese, Nutella and sweets would be a good topping (bluergh)
Finally this morning my little sister asked if I could make her some American pancakes so I used the best recipe to get the best pancakes. Mollie had Nutella and I had to reach for the jam to put I top of my stack.
The Best Pancake Recipe!!
What have you given up for Lent? What pancake recipes should I try next?
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